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On Mother’s Day I’m Grateful for One Special Abortion Provider and a Whole Line of Healthcare Professionals Who Came Before Her

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Raising two kind, curious daughters with my husband, Brian, has been the most meaningful, wonder-filled adventure of my life. That is why, on Mother’s Day, I find myself feeling profoundly grateful to the healthcare providers who made possible these twenty-five … Continue reading

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Believe Women is the Beginning of a Process, not the End

Followed blindly, ‘believe women’ diminishes both women and men—and our quest for justice. Many women who have been part of the #MeToo movement, including public leaders, continue to support Joe Biden despite Tara Reade’s accusations. Trump believers and some diehard … Continue reading

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Religious Claims Should be Held to the Same Standard as Other Advertising

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A Seattle scientist and entrepreneur named Johnny Stine proclaimed on Facebook that he had developed a vaccine that made him immune to COVID-19. He offered to sell doses to 100 other people for $400 a pop. The State Attorney General … Continue reading

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Pandemic Calls Progressives Back to Solidarity, Roots in Physical World

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Disinterest in problems/solutions/aspirations that don’t have sharp tribal boundaries around them, is a barrier to us seizing the present moment. Through much of American history, progressives have fought for tangible, physical wellbeing. We have fought for food safety, work safety, … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Freethought Matters Television with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Freethought Matters Television – Trusting Doubt (27 min video) Youtube, Freedom From Religion Foundation Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker interview Valerie Tarico about her journey out of Evangelical Christianity, how the Bible denigrates women, religious trauma, raising good kids … Continue reading

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Looming Condom Shortage Shows Importance of More and Better Options

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People have more time for sex these days but fewer options when it comes to protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy. Women may not be able to get pill renewals, leaving some couples to fall back on condoms, which have a … Continue reading

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During the Age of Corona, Walk Like You Drive

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If we are going to get through the next few months with our (mental) health intact, we all need a bit of exercise and sunshine. But narrow sidewalks can bring us well within six feet (or two meters) of other … Continue reading

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